A 13-year-old girl was recently banned from wearing a "Virginity Rocks" t-shirt to school by an administration who feared the slogan "opened up too many doors for conversations."
Fox News reports that Chloe Rubiano of Fayetteville, Arkansas had purchased the t-shirt--which states "virginity rocks" on the front and "I'm loving my husband and I haven't even met him" on the reverse--at a Christian music festival earlier that year. She wore it to school hoping to spread a positive message to her classmates.
However, the administration at Ramay Junior High decided the message was inappropriate as it "opened up too many doors for conversations" and made Chloe remove the T-shirt and instead wear a school-issued gym shirt.
"I really like the shirt because I was always raised that way," Rubiano told 5News. "I didn't really think anyone would make a big deal out of it."
Bambi Crozier, Chloe's mom, was horrified at the school's demands and posted the story on Facebook.
"Why is it such a bad thing to talk about virginity when they're handing out condoms and girls are pregnant?" Mrs. Crozier said. "It blows my mind."
"I think they're bigger concern (is) they just don't want to talk about virginity," she continued. "Today, people think that virginity is a dirty word. It's not in our household."
Mrs. Cozier says she is thankful for her daughter's commitment to purity despite opposition.
"This is part of sex (education) to me. Virginity is where you need to be," Mrs. Crozier said. "It represents what she believes. I'm very thankful that Chloe has this belief."
Mrs. Cozier said her daughter has received a great deal of support from the Christian community and hopes her witness will be used to positively influence others.
"I appreciate all the outpouring of support that Chloe has received. She's a good kid and I have told her on more than one occasion that she is going to be a powerful woman one day - I just didn't realize that day would start at such a young age!
"I'll end with my personal thoughts: Virginity is not a dirty word. Wouldn't it be great if it weren't treated as such?"